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Manheim Announces Retirement of Jay Cadigan After Distinguished 40-Year Career
“There’s no question Jay has been a driving force at Manheim and within the remarketing industry for some 40 years. He’s been instrumental in helping Manheim maintain its leadership position and worked tirelessly to shape the industry. We can’t thank Jay enough for all he’s done for our company, our clients and the industry” Janet Barnard, president of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions.

ATLANTA, August 8, 2017 – Manheim today announced that Jay Cadigan, vice president of industry relations, will retire on August 31. His retirement marks the end of a renowned automotive industry career spanning four decades, including leadership positions in the auction as well as leasing and rental car remarketing businesses.

“There’s no question Jay has been a driving force at Manheim and within the remarketing industry for some 40 years,” said Janet Barnard, president of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions. “He’s been instrumental in helping Manheim maintain its leadership position and worked tirelessly to shape the industry. We can’t thank Jay enough for all he’s done for our company, our clients and the industry.”

As vice president of industry relations since 2012, Cadigan led Manheim’s strategic efforts to develop, promote and establish consistent standards, processes and policies that further the industry. Prior to that, he served the company as market vice president for Florida and Puerto Rico, president of sales and operations for the General Motors and Avis Budget Group accounts and general manager of Skyline Auto Exchange (now Manheim NY Metro Skyline).

Throughout his career, Cadigan served the remarketing industry in National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) volunteer leadership roles. A 2015 inductee into the NAAA Hall of Fame, he is a past president of the association and current member of its Executive Committee and Board of Directors, serving as executive vice president.  Cadigan is also a past president of the Eastern Auto Auction Association.

“Jay’s dedication and commitment to advancing the automotive remarketing profession has been invaluable,” said Frank Hackett, chief executive officer of NAAA. “His leadership encouraged the development of our association members and the organization alike.”

Other recent industry honors include Cadigan’s award of the Ring of Honor in 2016 from the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) and being named Remarketer of the Year at the 2015 Conference of Automotive Remarketing. 

Cadigan began his automotive career working at a car dealership before earning a bachelor’s degree in business management from St. Mary’s College of California. Prior to joining Manheim in 1993, Cadigan sharpened his customer relations and team building skills as assistant general manager of Golden Gate Auto Auction in Fremont, Calif., and gained remarketing experience by working with US Fleet Leasing, Avis Car Leasing and Hertz.

“One of my most rewarding career experiences has been watching Manheim and the remarketing industry’s growth and innovation over the years,” said Cadigan. “And, I’ve been fortunate to work alongside some of remarketing’s finest pros, and my years at Manheim are no exception. It’s been an amazing journey, and I’ll forever cherish the relationships I’ve forged over the years.”

Looking ahead, Cadigan plans to spend more time golfing, boating, traveling and volunteering in his local community.

About Manheim

Manheim® is North America’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers to the largest wholesale used vehicle marketplace and most extensive auction network. Through 127 traditional and mobile auction sites and diverse digital channels, the company helps dealer and commercial clients achieve business results by providing innovative end-to-end inventory solutions. Approximately 18,000 employees enable Manheim to register about eight million used vehicles per year, facilitate transactions representing nearly $57 billion in value and generate annual revenues of $3 billion. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit http://press.manheim.com.

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.

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